This Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “COVID-19 Tests the Limits of Biodiversity Laws in a Health Crisis: Rethinking ‘Country of Origin’ for Virus Access and Benefit-sharing” – Fran Humphries, Michelle Rourke, Todd Berry, Elizabeth Englezos and Charles Lawson; “The Impact of COVID-19 on Fertility Treatment in Australia” – Ronli Sifris and Karinne Ludlow; “Chasing Immunity: How Viable Is a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Scheme for Australia?” – Madeline Rohini Fisher; “Adolescent Gender Dysphoria and the Informed Consent Model of Care” – Patrick Parkinson AM; “Australian Medical Device Regulation during COVID-19: Has the Australian Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices Been Effective during the COVID-19 Pandemic?” – Jeffrey J Brownscombe; “Concussion, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and the Legal Obligation of Sporting Organisations to be Informed of the Scientific Knowledge of the Day and to Warn of Material Risks” – David Thorpe; “Use of Personal Health Information under Consent – Exempt Circumstances for Research: Views of the Australian General Public” – David J Carter; “The Role of Medical Evidence in Determining the Outcome of Medical Negligence Cases When Peer Professional Opinion Is Used” – Hugh Platt; “Role of Law in End-of-Life Decision-Making: Perspectives of Patients, Substitute Decision-Makers and Families” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White, Rachel Feeney, Cheryl Tilse, Jill Wilson and Joanne Aitken; “New Challenges to the Legal Definition and Medical Determination of Brain Death: A Multi-jurisdictional Approach – Cases from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia” – James Tibballs and Neera Bhatia; “Murder (Infanticide) in Post-partum Depression: The Case of Akon Guode” – Joseph Briggs and Russ Scott; and “Causes of the Obesity Epidemic and Economic Rationales to Support Taxation as a Population-based Policy Response” – Lidia Xynas.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “COVID-19 as a Disruptor and a Catalyst for Change” – Ian Freckelton AO QC; Legal Issues: “COVID-19 Denialism, Vaccine Scepticism and the Regulation of Health Practitioners” – Ian Freckelton AO QC; Medical Issues: “Killing of Elderly Patients by Health Care Professionals: Insights From Coroners’ Inquests and Inquiries in Three Cases” – Jordyn Nelson, Joseph Ibrahim, Lyndal Bugeja and David Ranson; Bioethical Issues: “Bell v Tavistock: Why the Assent Model Is Most Appropriate for Decisions Regarding Puberty Suppression for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth” – Lauren Notini; Technology Health Law Issues: “Regulation of AI in Health Care: A Cautionary Tale Considering Horses and Zebras” – Bernadette Richards, Susannah Sage Jacobson and Yves Saint James Aquino; Mental Health Law Issues: “Advance Planning in Mental Health Care: The Trouble with Terminology” – Vrinda Edan, Bridget Hamilton and Lisa Brophy; Health Law Reporter: “Posthumous Reproduction and the Law: Tissue Transplantation, Property Rights and the Reproductive Relational Autonomy” – Cameron Stewart, Kelton Tremellen and Julian Savulescu; and Book Review: “The Lost Lovelies Foundation”, by Beth Wilson.
This Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “COVID-19 and the Right to Support in New Zealand Hospitals” – Sarah Gwynn; “COVID-19 Curfews: Kenyan and Australian Litigation and Pandemic Protection” – Ian Freckelton QC; “Clinical Decision Support Systems and Medico-Legal Liability in Recall and Treatment: A Fresh Examination” – Megan Prictor, Mark Taylor, Jane Kaye, Jon Emery, Craig Nelson and Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis; “Navigating the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme: A Scheme of Big Ideas and Big Challenges” – Allan Ardill and Brett Jenkins; “Fifteen Years On: What Patterns Continue to Emerge from New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal?” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Kate Kersey, Olivia Kelly and Marta Rychert; “Maintaining Privacy in Artificial Intelligence-driven Bioinformatics: An Inquiry into the Suitability of Australia’s Laws” – Jade Luci Andrews; “Transgender and Intersex Athletes in Single-sex Sports” – Laura Johnston; “The Right of the Child to Oral Health: The Role of Human Rights in Oral Health Policy Development in Australia” – Gillian Jean, Estie Kruger, Vanessa Lok and Marc Tennant; “(Re)Drawing the Line: Australian Regulation of Human–Animal Interspecies Embryos” – Andrew Ng and Karinne Ludlow; “In Whose Interest? Recent Developments in Regulatory Immediate Action against Medical Practitioners in Australia” – Owen M Bradfield, Matthew J Spittal and Marie M Bismark; “A Little Less Discrimination, a Little More International Legal Compliance: A Capacity-based Approach to Substitute Decision-Making for People with Mental Illness” – Seb Recordon; “Adolescent Drivers – Are We Doing Enough?” – Roy G Beran; and “Don Chalmers: His Contributions to Legal Research and Education, Health Law, and Research Ethics, Locally and Globally” – Dianne Nicol, Yann Joly, Jane Kaye, Bartha Knoppers, Eric M Meslin, Jane Nielsen, Margaret Otlowski and Kate Warner.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “The Rights to Life, Dignity and the Highest Attainable Standard of Health: Internationally Influential African Jurisprudence” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Embracing the Future: Using Artificial Intelligence in Australian Health Practitioner Regulation” – Editor: Gabrielle Wolf; Medical Issues: “Personality Disorder and Moral Culpability: Brown v The Queen” – Danny Sullivan and Adam Deacon; Technology Health Law Issues: “Consumer Law, Technology and Health Care: A Shift in Focus, a Panacea or a Confounder?” – Joel Grieger, Mark Giancaspro and Bernadette Richards; Mental Health Law Issues: “Gender, Trauma and the Regulation of the Use of Restraint on Women in Australian Mental Health Services” – Yvette Maker; Health Law Reporter: “Brain Death and Pregnancy: On the Legalities of Post-mortem Gestation” – Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge, Lisa O’Reilly, Linda Sheahan, George Tomossy and George Skowronski; Health Research Law and Ethics: “Clinical Research without Consent: Challenges for COVID-19 Research” – Editor: Ian Freckelton QC; Letter to the Editor; Letter to the Editor (and Response); and Book Review: “Memoir of an Accidental Ethicist”, by KJ Breen.
This COVID-19 special issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “Legal Implications of Personal Protective Equipment Use When Treating Patients for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)” – Danuta Mendelson, Michael Keane, Mirko Bagaric and Cameron Graydon; “Compassion, Law and COVID-19” – Nigel Stobbs, Belinda Bennett and Ian Freckelton QC; “Violation Liability in the Context of the Spread of COVID-19: Russian Experience” – Svetlana I Pospelova, Yulia V Pavlova, Natalia A Kamenskaya and Sergey V Pospelov; “International Access to Public Health Data: An Important Brazilian Legal Precedent” – Ian Freckelton QC and Vera Lúcia Raposo; “Access to Health and Medical Research: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic” – Faith O Aboyeji; “Have Indian Surrogates Been Harmed by Commercial Surrogacy Transactions?” – Donna Cooper and Philippa Trowse; “Regulation of the Abortion Drug RU 486: The Collision of Politics, Ethics and Morals in Australia” – Nicola Bodor; “Vox populi, vox Dei? Previewing New Zealand’s Public Decision on Assisted Dying” – Jessica Young and Andrew Geddis; “Doctors and the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic): Knowledge and General Perspectives” – Jodhi Rutherford; “Legal Liability Arising from the Use of “Agent Orange” in the Kimberley: Registration of 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D in Australia” – Amne Alrifai; “Support Systems for Medical Decision-Making: Considerations for Japan” – Yoshihiko Iijima; “Corrective Justice and the Law Relating to Damages for Negligently Inflicted Psychiatric Injury: A Principled Explanation for the “Close and Loving Relationship” Consideration” – Martin Allcock; “Recency of Practice and the Maintenance of Professional Competence for Nurses and Midwives: A Scoping Review Protocol” – Casey Marnie, Micah DJ Peters, Deborah Forsythe, Kate Kennedy, Greg Sharplin, Marion Eckert, Mary Chiarella and Rachael Vernon; “Infanticide and Infanticide Statutes in Australia and New Zealand” – Russ Scott; and “Public Health versus Alcohol Industry Compliance Laws: A Case of Industry Capture?” – Tony Brown.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Perils of Precipitate Publication: Fraudulent and Substandard COVID-19 Research” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “COVID-19: Criminal Law, Public Assemblies and Human Rights Litigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; Medical Issues: “COVID-19 and Forensic Medical Practice” – David Ranson; Nursing and Midwifery Issues: “How COVID-19 Highlights an Ongoing Pandemic of Neglect and Oppression When It Comes to Women’s Reproductive Rights” – Hannah G Dahlen, Bashi Kumar-Hazard and Mary Chiarella; Genomic Law Issues: “Australian Perspectives on the Ethical and Regulatory Considerations for Responsible Data Sharing in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” – Dianne Nicol, Don Chalmers, Christine Critchley, Lisa Eckstein, Jane Nielsen and Margaret Otlowski; Health Law Reporter: “Suicide-related Materials and Voluntary Assisted Dying” – Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge, Camille La Brooy and Paul Komesaroff; Family and Children’s Health Law Issues: “COVID-19 and Family Law Decision-Making” – Ian Freckelton QC; Obituary: Colin Tatz (1934–2019); Richard Tracey (1948–2019); and Book Review: “The Sealed Box of Suicide: The Contexts of Self-Death”.
This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “COVID-19, Negligence and Occupational Health and Safety: Ethical and Legal Issues for Hospitals and Health Centres” – Ian Freckelton QC; “The Lake Alice Hospital Child and Adolescent Unit: Accountability – The Response to Date” – Rosemary L Thomson; “Vaginal Dialogues: The Trials and Tribulations of Mesh in the Repair of Prolapse” – Mike O’Connor and Bill Madden; “Consideration of a Legislative Framework to Support the Diagnostic Odyssey Commonly Encountered in the Instance of Rare Disease” – Marisa Taliangis and Gareth Baynam; “Children of the Dead: Posthumous Conception, Critical Interests and Consent” – Neil Maddox; “Medical Practitioners Who Deny Young Women Sterilisation Surgery “Because They Will Regret It Later”: Patient-centred Practice or Discrimination?” – Joshua Taylor; “Breaches of New Zealand’s Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights: Human Rights Review Tribunal Decisions” – Kate Diesfeld, Lois Surgenor and Marta Rychert; “Dancing away from Reform: The Inquest into the Death of Six Patrons of NSW Music Festivals” – Sebastian De Brennan; “Involuntary Sterilisation, Eugenics, and Physician-assisted Dying: Lessons for New Zealand” – Gail Bingham; “Embryonic Regulation and Research: What Is the Status of Human Germline Genome Editing in Australia?” – Rose Burbery; and “Australia after Cresswell and Chapman: A Legal and Regulatory Paradox, or an Opportunity for Uniformity?” – Christopher D Mills.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “Law, Global Health, and Sustainable Development: The Lancet Commission on the Legal Determinants of Health” – Belinda Bennett; Legal Issues: “Changing to Deemed Consent for Deceased Organ Donation in the United Kingdom: Should Australia and New Zealand Follow?” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “Surgical Experimentation by John Marion Sims in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era” – Mike O’Connor; Bioethical Issues: “The Voluntary Assisted Dying Law in Victoria – A Good First Step but Many Problems Remain” – Hugh Platt; Complementary Health Issues: “Prohibition Orders and the Regulation of Unregistered Health Practitioners” – Ian Freckelton QC; Technology and Health Law: “Health Care, Technology and Innovation: What’s Law Got to Do with It?” – Bernadette Richards; Mental Health Law Issues: “Preventing Harm to Others as a Criterion for Compulsory Treatment: An Overview of Criticisms and Current Research” – Bernadette McSherry; Health Law Reporter: “Unconventional Practice, “Innovative” Interventions and the National Law” – Cameron Stewart, Ian Kerridge, Catherine Waldby, Wendy Lipworth, Megan Munsie, Tamra Lysaght, Christopher Rudge, Narcyz Ghinea, Lisa Eckstein, Jane Neilsen, Jenny Kaldor and Dianne Nicol; Obituary: Kerry Anne Petersen: 22 December 1945–6 March 2020; Maurice Wallin (1944–2020); and Book Review: “Mental Capacity Law in New Zealand”.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes an Editorial: “The Right to Sue for Non-Communication or Delay in the Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases” – Ian Freckelton QC; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “‘My [Electronic] Health Record'” – Cui Bono (For Whose Benefit)? – Danuta Mendelson and Gabrielle Wolf; “The Foundations of the Comparison Forensic Sciences: Report of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology” – Stephen Cordner, David Ranson and Richard Bassed; Bioethical Issues: “Error and Accountability in a No-Fault System: Maintaining Professionalism” – Rebecca Babcock and Grant Gillett; and Medical Law Reporter: “Seeding Australian Regulation of Genomics in the Cloud” – Elizabeth Abbott and Thomas Faunce.
Also in this Part are the following articles: “Is Australia Well Equipped to Deal with Future Clinical Trials?” – Lisa Eckstein and Don Chalmers; “Is There a Role for Law in Medical Practice When Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment? Empirical Findings on Attitudes of Doctors” – Lindy Willmott, Ben White, Malcolm Parker, Colleen Cartwright and Gail Williams; “The Knowledge and Practice of Doctors in Relation to the Law That Governs Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment from Adults Who Lack Capacity” – Ben White, Lindy Willmott, Colleen Cartwright, Malcolm Parker and Gail Williams; “Decision-Making Capacity and its Relationship to a Legally Valid Consent: Ethical, Legal and Professional Context” – Scott Lamont, Cameron Stewart and Mary Chiarella; “Balancing Self-Tracking and Surveillance: Legal, Ethical and Technological Issues in Using Smartphones to Monitor Communication in People with Health Conditions” – Jacki Liddle, Mark Burdon, David Ireland, Adrian Carter, Christina Knuepffer, Nastassja Milevskiy, Simon McBride, Helen Chenery and Wayne Hall; “Primum Non Nocere: A More Proactive Workplace Drug Testing Regime for Australian Medical Practitioners?” – Claire Leyden-Duval; “‘Dealing with the Drink’: A Case for Reviewing Gradual Regulation of Teenagers’ Access to Alcohol” – Brendan Walker-Munro; “Red Bull: Does It Give You Wings or Cardiac Disturbances? Modifying the Law Regarding Energy Drinks in Australia” – Marilyn Bromberg and Justine Howard; “Zolpidem, Complex Sleep-Related Behaviour and Volition” – Marilyn McMahon; “Judicial Recognition of PTSD in Crime Victims: A Review of How Much Credence Australian Courts Give to Crime-Induced PTSD” – Paul McGorrery; “Collision or Collusion? Homicides Staged as Car Accidents” – Claire Ferguson; and “Name Suppression Practices of New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal 2004-2014” – Kate Diesfeld, Lois J Surgenor, Michael Ip and Kate Kersey. There is also a review of the book “Lecretia’s Choice: A Story of Love, Death and the Law” by Matt Vickers – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine include a Guest Editorial: “Where to Now for Reform of Global Health Governance?” – Professor Belinda Bennett; and the following sections: Legal Issues: “Current Challenges for the Regulation of Chemical Restraint in Health Care Settings” – Bernadette McSherry and Juan José Tellez; Medical Issues: “Solitary Confinement: Going Down the Rabbit Hole” – Danny Sullivan and Adam Deacon; Complementary Health Issues: “The Need to Develop a Regulatory Body for the Practice of Al-Hijama” – John F Mayberry; and Medical Law Reporter: “Corporatisation of Community Pharmacy and the Constitutional Prohibition of Civil Conscription for Medical Service Providers” – Caitlin Yazidjoglou and Thomas Faunce.
Also in this Part are the following articles: “Parents’ Opposition to Potentially Life-saving Treatment for Minors: Learning from the Oshin Kiszko Litigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; “The Legal Vacuum Surrounding Access to Gene-based Research Materials and Data” – Jane Nielsen and Dianne Nico; “Disclosure of Individual Research Results and Incidental Findings in Biobank Research: Why We Need an Evidence-based Approach” – Jennifer Fleming, Margaret Otlowski, Cameron Stewart, Christine Critchley and Ian Kerridge; “Open Access DNA, RNA and Amino Acid Sequences: The Consequences and Solutions for the International Regulation of Access and Benefit Sharing” – Charles Lawson and Michelle Rourke; “Access to Experimental Treatments: Comparative Analysis of Three Special Access Regimes” – Barbara von Tigerstrom and Emily Harris; “Regulation of Non-consensual Genetic Testing in Australia: Use of Samples from Deceased Persons” – Rebekah E McWhirter and Margaret Otlowski; “Translating Knowledge from Research to Outcomes: Pharmacogenomics in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS” – Jayne E Hewitt; “Some Legal Issues Regarding the Patenting of Human Genetic Materials” – Peter MacFarlane and Betty Kontoleon; “Non-invasive Prenatal Testing: The Problem with ‘Fast Cars'”– Jeanne Snelling, Nikki Kerruish and Jessie Lenagh-Glue; “Medical Abortion in Australia: What Are the Clinical and Legal Risks? Is Medical Abortion Over-regulated?” – Anne O’Rourke, Suzanne Belton and Ea Mulligan; “New Zealand’s Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal: An Analysis of Decisions 2004-2014” – Lois J Surgenor, Kate Diesfeld, Michael Ip and Kate Kersey; and “Cloak and Dagger? Statutory Privilege for Quality Activities in New Zealand” – Meenal Duggal. There is also a review of the book “Health Law in New Zealand” by Peter Skegg and Ron Paterson (eds) – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “The emergence and popularisation of autologous somatic cellular therapies in Australia: Therapeutic innovation or regulatory failure?” – Alison K McLean, Cameron Stewart and Ian Kerridge; “Re Jamie (No 2): A positive development for transgender young people” – Michael Williams, John Chesterman and Phil Grano; “Australian children living with gender dysphoria: Does the Family Court have a role to play?” – Fiona Kelly; “Storage limits of gametes and embryos: Regulation in search of policy justification” – Anita Stuhmcke and Eloise Chandler; “Barriers for domestic surrogacy and challenges of transnational surrogacy in the context of Australians undertaking surrogacy in India” – Louise Johnson, Eric Blyth and Karin Hammarberg; “Selective reduction of fetuses in multiple pregnancies and the law in Australia” – Colleen Davis and Heather Douglas; “Interstate dispensing: A case for uniform, intuitive legislation” – Nijole L Bernaitis, Michelle A King and Denise L Hope; “Planning law and public health at an impasse in Australia: The need for targeted law reforms to improve local food environments to reduce overweight and obesity” – Caroline Mills; “Compensating for the harms of family violence: Statutory barriers in Australian victims of crime compensation schemes” – Christine Forster; “Mandatory reporting of health professionals: The case for a Western Australian style exemption for all Australian practitioners” – Hon Nick Goiran MLC, Margaret Kay, Louise Nash and Georgie Haysom; and ““CAM-creep”: Medical practitioners, professional discipline and integrative medicine” – Walid Jammal, Cameron Stewart and Malcolm Parker.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine is a special issue titled Regulating the Use of Human Bodily Material. It includes articles on the legal status of bodies, the regulation of the use of human bodily material, definitions of “property” offered by the majority of the High Court of Australia in the case of Yanner v Eaton, non-consensual genetic testing in Australia, biobanking of blood and bone marrow, property rights in recyclable artificial implants such as pacemakers, extra-bodily DNA sampling by the police, patent term extension schemes, travel for euthanasia or assisted suicide, the regulation of impaired doctors, plus much more.
The first Part of Volume 21 of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes several interesting articles and sections on various aspects of medical law. The topics covered include the risk of recidivism in de-registered health practitioners, negligent pre-birth genetic testing, refusal of medical treatment, misleading vaccination and immunisation information, the ethics of dementia research, disclosure of genetic information to genetic relatives, plus much more!